HUDSON — The Chippewa Falls/Menomonie girls hockey team earned its first Big Rivers Conference win since the 2014-15 season on Tuesday in a 2-1 triumph over Hudson.

Sidney Polzin scored the go-ahead goal with one minute and seven seconds left for the Sabers (5-7-2, 1-2-0). Ella Ausman tied the game in the second period on a goal from Kendall Rudiger.

Haley Frank stopped 42 shots in goal in the victory over Hudson (4-9-1, 1-2-0).

Chippewa Falls/Menomonie's last Big Rivers win was a 5-3 triumph over St. Croix Valley on Feb. 12, 2015.

The Sabres are back in action on Friday at Northern Edge.

Boys Basketball

Menomonie 63, Sparta 48

At Menomonie, the Mustangs ended a three-game slide with a nonconference victory over the Spartans.

Menomonie (5-7) raced out to a 31-12 halftime lead on its way to the win.

Brock Thornton scored a team-high 15 points for the Mustangs. Noah Feddersen and Davis Barthen each scored 12 points.

Sparta (3-8) was led by 15 points from Haydn Guns.

Menomonie is off until playing at Superior next Tuesday.

Girls Basketball

Elk Mound 45, Durand 43

At Elk Mound, the Mounders edged the Panthers in a Dunn-St. Croix Conference matchup to move into a tie for second place in the conference.

Hailey Blaskowski scored 17 points to lead the Mounders (7-2, 4-2), including the winning basket with seconds to play. Tori Blaskowski added eight and Olivia Schreiber and Sophie Cedarblade each scored six points.

"I was proud of our team's defensive effort," Elk Mound coach Jordan Kongshaug said. "We kept responding to Durand's runs throughout the game. It was a very nice win for our team."

Durand (6-4, 4-2) was led by 11 points from Joslin Carothers.

Elk Mound hosts Boyceville on Friday.

Colfax 59, Boyceville 20

At Colfax, the Vikings remained unbeaten in conference play with a victory over the Bulldogs.

Rachel Scharlau had 15 points to lead Colfax (10-2, 6-0). Addisyn Olson scored nine, while Jayna Bowe added eight and Kameri Meredith seven.

Jensine Boesl had seven points for the Bulldogs (3-7, 1-5) while Mya Lagerstrom added five.

Both teams return to action on Friday as Boyceville plays at Elk Mound and Colfax travels to Spring Valley.

Boys Swim and Dive

Menomonie 96, La Crosse Logan/Central 72

At Menomonie, the Mustangs won a nonconference dual against La Crosse.

Menomonie won nine events on the day getting victories on the 200-meter medley relay (Kaleb Kazmarek, Kevin Leach, Adam Giljohann, Juan Carlos Mezquita Lobato) in one minute, 46.88 seconds, the 200 freestyle relay (Kazmerek, Chrisitan Bilse, Austin Gjestson, Giljohann) in 1:39.65 and the 400 freestyle relay (Gjestson, Bilse, Leach, Mezquita Lobato) in 3:39.41. Individual winners included Kazmerek in the 50 freestyle (24.83), Gjestson in the 200 individual medley (2:18.36) and 100 butterfly (57.17), Mezquita Lobato in the 100 freestyle (54.45), Bilse in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.78) and Leach in the 500 freestyle (5:07.77) and 100 backstroke (1:00.48).

Taking runner-up finishes was Mezquita Lobato (200 individual medley), Giljohann (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle), Bilse (100 butterfly) and Kazmerek (100 backstroke) while Isaiah Klem took third in the 500 freestyle.


Boys Basketball

Northwood 48, Colfax 44

At Minong, the Vikings dropped a nonconference game to the Evergreens.

Colfax (6-3) held a five points advantage at the break but only scored 13 points in the second half.

Ed Hydukovich had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Vikings. Noah Heidorn had 11 points and three assists while Cole Seehaver scored 10 points and pulled down seven boards.

Northwood (5-4) was led by 12 points from Logan Henning.

Colfax hosts Durand on Thursday.

Turtle Lake 75, Boyceville 42

At Boyceville, the Bulldogs held close through a half before falling in a nonconference game to the Lakers.

Boyceville (1-7) trailed by six at the break but was outscored 42-15 after halftime.

Logan Knudtson and Brendan Sempf both totaled 16 points for Boyceville.

Lucas Torgerson led Turtle Lake (9-2) with 19 points.

The Bulldogs play at Spring Valley on Thursday.

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